Paul McCartney To Re-Issue 'McCartney,' 'McCartney II'

Macca's first solo albums get remastered and re-issued...
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Paul McCartney - McCartney McCartney IIPaul McCartney has unveiled plans to re-issue his first two solo albums McCartney and McCartney II on June 13 in the increasingly standard myriad formats.

Both albums have been remastered by the amazing sound engineers who oversaw The Beatles' remasters at Abbey Road Studio; these same engineers also remastered the re-issued McCartney classic Band On The Run. Both albums will be issued as single discs, including just the remastered original albums.

For McCartney, there will be a 2-CD set and a 2-CD/1-DVD set. The 2-CD set will include the remastered album and a second disc of rarities and previously unreleased material which has also been remastered. The 2-CD/DVD set is going to be pricey as it will come with a 128-hardcover book with liner notes and exclusive photographs taken by McCartney and his late wife, Linda. Digital and vinyl editions are also planned. Here is the McCartney tracklisting:

CD 1 - Remastered Album

  1. The Lovely Linda
  2. That Would Be Something
  3. Valentine Day
  4. Every Night
  5. Hot As Sun / Glasses
  6. Junk
  7. Man We Was Lonely
  8. Oo You
  9. Momma Miss America
  10. Teddy Boy
  11. 11 Singalong Junk
  12. Maybe I'm Amazed
  13. Kreen-Akrore

CD 2 - Bonus Audio Tracks

  1. Suicide [Out-take]
  2. Maybe I'm Amazed [From One Hand Clapping]
  3. Every Night [Live At Glasgow, 1979]
  4. Hot As Sun [Live At Glasgow, 1979]
  5. Maybe ''m Amazed [Live At Glasgow, 1979]
  6. Don't Cry Baby [Out-take]
  7. Women Kind (Demo) [Mono]

DVD - Bonus Film

  1. The Album Story
  2. The Beach
  3. Maybe I'm Amazed Music Video
  4. Suicide [from One Hand Clapping]
  5. Every Night [Live at Concert for the People of Kampuchea]
  6. Hot As Sun [Live at Concert for the People of Kampuchea]
  7. Junk [MTV Unplugged]
  8. That Would Be Something [MTV Unplugged]

McCartney II was released in 1980, following a string of albums and tours with Wings. It is being offered in a 2-CD edition and a 3-CD/1-DVD version as well. Just as with McCartney, the DVD-edition of this package will come with a 128-page hardcover book. The third CD included in the McCartney II edition boasts mainly "full-length versions" of songs from the album proper. That's a crappy scam to pull. It's a shame there won't be a 3-CD/DVD edition sold without the book and likely much larger price tag.

Here is the full-tracklisting for McCartney II:

CD 1 – Remastered Album

  1. Coming Up
  2. Temporary Secretary
  3. On The Way
  4. Waterfalls
  5. Nobody Knows
  6. Front Parlour
  7. Summer's Day Song
  8. Frozen Jap
  9. Bogey Music
  10. Darkroom
  11. One Of These Days

CD 2 – Bonus Audio 1

  1. Blue Sway [With Richard Niles Orchestration]
  2. Coming Up [Live At Glasgow, 1979]
  3. Check My Machine [Edit]
  4. Bogey Wobble
  5. Secret Friend
  6. Mr H Atom / You Know I'll Get you Baby
  7. Wonderful Christmastime [Edited Version]
  8. All You Horse Riders/Blue Sway

CD 3- Bonus Audio 2 (DELUXE 3 CD – 1 DVD EDITION ONLY)

  1. Coming Up [Full Length Version]
  2. Front Parlour [Full Length Version]
  3. Frozen Jap [Full Length Version]
  4. Darkroom [Full Length Version]
  5. Check My Machine [Full Length Version]
  6. Wonderful Christmastime [Full Length Version]
  7. Summer's Day Song [Original without vocals]
  8. Waterfalls [DJ Edit]

DVD – Bonus Film

  1. Meet Paul McCartney
  2. Coming Up Music Video
  3. Waterfalls Music Video
  4. Wonderful Christmastime Music Video
  5. Coming Up [Live at Concert for the People of Kampuchea]
  6. 'Coming Up' [taken from a rehearsal session at Lower Gate Farm, 1979]
  7. Making the Coming Up Music Video
  8. Blue Sway